Carolina hosts Detroit after Staal’s 2-goal game

Detroit Red Wings (17-25-9, seventh in Central Division) versus Carolina Hurricanes (32-10-7, first in Central Division)

Raleigh, North Carolina; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

LINE: Hurricanes -334, Red Wings +260

BOTTOM: The Detroit Red Wings visit Carolina after Jordan Staal scores two goals in the Hurricanes’ 5-1 win over the Stars.

The hurricanes are 32-10-7 against the rest of their division. Carolina is 11th in the NHL with 32.1 shots per game and averages 3.2 goals.

The Red Wings are 17-25-9 against the rest of their division. Detroit allowed 33 power play goals, killing 77.2% of their opponents’ chances.

At their last meeting on April 12th, Detroit won 3-1.

TOP PERFORMER: Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes with 21 goals, adds 28 assists and collects 49 points. Staal has scored four goals and five assists in the last 10 games for Carolina.

Adam Erne leads the Red Wings with 11 goals and has 19 points. Jakub Vrana has five goals and one assist in the last 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Hurricanes: 5-1-4, average 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.2 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a saving of 0.923 percent.

Red Wings: 4-3-3, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.6 assists, 3.2 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a saving of 0.922 percent.

INJURIES: Hurricanes: Petr Mrazek: day to day (lower body), Brady Skjei: day to day (concussion log), Jesper Fast: day to day (lower body), Jordan Martinook: day to day (lower body).

Red wings: Robby Fabbri: day after day (upper body), Frans Nielsen: off for the season (lower body), Dylan Larkin: off (upper body).

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The Associated Press created this story using Sportradar technology and data provided by Data Skrive.

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